Fall Cards, Feel Good Cards, Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards

You Bring Color To My World

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Hi there, I hope your weekend is getting off to a lovely start!

I had an extra special Friday yesterday when my Hero Arts My Monthly Hero kit arrived a day earlier than I expected.  I love the September kit for the beautiful autumn images of many different sizes.

I started by stamping all of the images in Copic-friendly Hero Arts Intense Black Ink onto Neenah Solar White 80# Classic Crest cardstock.  Then I used YR12, YR16, and YR18 to color all of the flowers (or are they pods?).  I used Y17 and YR18 for the little flowers with petals, and G20, G24, and G28 for the leaves.  For the vase, I used Y13, Y15, and Y17.  Then I die cut everything out using the coordinating dies from the kit.

For the background, I used foam blending tools to blend Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks onto an A2-sized piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock.  Then I splattered drops of clean clear water over the panel and let them sit before dabbing them up with a paper towel.

I arranged the die cut elements on the background until I found a layout I liked and then I used a piece of Post-It Tape to temporarily hold everything in place while I positioned and stamped the sentiment.  I used Versafine Clair Nocturne ink and my Misti tool to make sure that I didn’t mess up my blended background.

Then I began adhering everything down.  I used small drops of glue to adhere the small flowers at the base of the vase flush to the background.  Then I slid Zots Bling adhesive dots beneath some of the pods and leaves of the stems in the vase while they were still held in place by the Post-It Tape.  Using Zots this way is my favorite way of dealing with a lot of overlapping die cuts that I’ve arranged.  Lastly, I used foam tape to adhere the vase.  Oh, and I cut a very small bit of the top of the vase out so that it would look like the stems were coming out from within the vase.

Finally, I adhered the card front to an A2-sized card base.

Thanks very much for coming by!

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